Brian Gibbs, PhD

Investment Analyst and Deal Flow Manager

Brian joined Pappas Capital in September 2022 as an Investment Analyst and Deal Flow Manager where he participates actively in deal flow management, investment opportunity evaluation, management of key strategic partnerships and identification of opportunities of strategic interest.

Prior to joining Pappas Capital, he was a Venture Analyst at Kineticos Ventures where he participated in investment opportunity evaluation and due diligence, and led the technology transfer outreach program to identify early-stage life science technologies from academic institutions. Prior to Kineticos, Brian worked as a Business Analyst at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures in Baltimore, MD, where he managed a portfolio of technologies in oncology, neurology, research tools and stem cells for licensing, and assisted faculty in startup formation. Earlier in his career, he was a scientific advisor at Wilson Sonsini where he drafted patent applications and conducted patent landscape and freedom to operate analyses.

Brian completed his doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was involved in research projects in genetics, congenital heart diseases and regenerative medicine. Brian also completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh, and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology where he studied cardiac regeneration and renewal during heart formation.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.)
Stillman College (BS in Biology)